Balé de Rua: Baila Brazil @ Royal Festival Hall / from 5th to 15th August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:30 or 14:30

@ Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £16.75 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Brazil’s celebration of dance and percussion is coming to London with Balé de Rua’s. B-Boys, Sambistas, Capoeiristas, musicians and singers -will take you on  on a musical journey.

The majority of the company’s members grew up in the favelas of Uberlandia in Brazil. Since being discovered in 2002, they have performed to more than 500,000 people in 13 different countries, and work with over 300 young people every year in the favelas.

Budweiser’s Ultimate Summer BBQ @ Dalston Roof Park / Wednesday 22nd July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 19:00-23:00

@ Dalston Roof Park, The Print House, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL

Free entry, book online!

www.eventbrite.co.uk

Great music, cold Budweiser and a thrilling cook-off between the competition finalists, judged by top chef, Neil Rankin.

Summer soundtrack provided by DJ Dom Chung. Well known for his impeccable mixing and vast record collection, Dom is one of the youngest people ever to do a Radio One guest mix at only 18 years old. He has his own Ministry of Sound “International” Radio show with over half a million listeners, and is sure to get people on their feet with his infectious electronic house.

Food will be in full flow courtesy of legendary BBQ restaurant, Bodean’s, including their famous burgers, nachos, ribs and pulled pork. The cook-off to crown Budweiser’s King of BBQs will then be judged by top Smokehouse chef Neil Rankin, and Bodean’s Executive Chef, Richard Coates, as well as Budweiser themselves, to see who has the grill skills to win the title.

Get down to Budweiser’s unmissable tribute to the greatest summertime combination – beer and BBQ.

Soundscapes: Listening to Paintings – Jamie xx @ National Gallery / until 6th September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: daily 10am–6pm (Fridays until 9pm)

@ The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

www.nationalgallery.org.uk

‘Soundscapes’ has commissioned musicians and sound artists to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece of music or sound art in response. Immersive and site-specific, the experience encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound.

Artists:
Jamie xx, DJ, music producer, and member of Mercury Prize-winning band, The xx. His producer credits include collaborations with Drake, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys as well as ‘We’re New Here’, his reworking of Gil Scott-Heron’s last studio album. Jamie’s debut solo album ‘In Colour’ was released in June. Jamie’s chosen painting is Van Rysselberghe’s Coastal Scene (about 1892).

Nico Muhly is a composer of chamber, orchestral, and sacred music, as well as opera and ballet. His work includes commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, New York City Ballet, St John’s College, Cambridge, and Wigmore Hall. Muhly’s chosen painting is The Wilton Diptych (about 1395–9).

Susan Philipsz OBE is a Turner Prize-winning sound artist. Known for her installations that explore the relationship between sound and architecture, she has been presented at institutions across the world from MoMA to the Sydney Biennale. Philipsz’s chosen painting is Holbein’s Ambassadors (1533).

Gabriel Yared is an Oscar-winning film composer, whose work includes the scores for ‘Betty Blue’ (1986), ‘The English Patient’ (1996), ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ (1999), and ‘Cold Mountain’ (2003). Yared’s chosen painting is Cézanne’s Bathers (about 1894–1905).

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena. He won BAFTA Awards for David Attenborough’s ‘Life’ and ‘Frozen Planet’ BBC series, and has worked on other major film, radio, and TV projects. Watson’s chosen painting is Gallen-Kallela’s Lake Keitele (1905).

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are internationally renowned installation and sound artists. Based in Grindrod, Canada, the duo incorporates audio tracks with installations to create three-dimensional spaces with sound. Cardiff and Miller’s chosen painting is Antonello da Messina’s Saint Jerome in his Study (about 1475).

The London Illustration Fair @ Hoxton Arches / from Friday 10th July until Sunday 12th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Friday 2pm–10pm
Saturday 12–8pm
Sunday 12–6pm

@ Hoxton Arches, Arch 402, London E2 8HD

Tickets: £5 general admission (students get 50% off Friday launch party tickets with promotional code ‘cosmic’)

www.thelondonillustrationfair.co.uk

Back with their fourth event Summer Festival: Psychedelia. A psychedelic inspired cosmic universe, showcasing mind altering artworks from creative agencies, collectives, publications, textile designers, visual artists and print studios from around the UK.

Line-up and activities:
14 exhibitor stands, including Material Gallery, Belly Kids, Pirrip Press, Brothers of the Stripe, Ben Oakley Gallery, East London Printmakers, Not Another Bill, The Flood Gallery and many more.

A featured wall, exhibiting exclusive prints from a selection of handpicked artists. Keep you eyes peeled for the likes of Steve Thomas, Paul Blow, Saskia Pomeroy, Supermundane and Pâté. But hurry, each print is in an edition of 20 so once it’s sold, it’s gone for good!

‘Print your own Magic Mushroom’ screen printing workshop with Hello Print Studio, silent Wes Wilson auction, The London Illustration Fair print shop, street food vendors, live music, DJs and a fully stocked summer bar.

Signage tomfoolery! @hoxton_arches

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The Trial @ Young Vic / until 22nd August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ

Tickets: from £10 book online

www.youngvic.org

Rory Kinnear stars in this classic, timeless tale of ordinary terror by Franz Kafka.

Josef K’s 35th birthday begins with a knock on his door from three sinister agents. They’re from an unidentified agency, here to arrest him for unidentified crimes.

But this is no birthday prank – this is life or death.

So begins K’s dark descent into a waking nightmare of bizarre humiliations and compulsive procedures.

Abra Kebabra @ Dalston / Saturday 1st August 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 15:00-23:00

@ MC Motors, 28 Millers Avenue, Dalston, London E8 2DS

Tickets: £25 (incluiding 5 kebabs, beer and cocktail)

www.rubysdalston.com
www.lucky-chip.co.uk

Bringing together 5 of London’s top BBQ kings to East London’s favourite venue, for a one-off day/night kebab extravaganza.

Set within the warehouse and yard of renowned location space MC Motors in Dalston, Lucky Chip Soundsystem will provide the tunes whilst Ruby’s will be supplying delicious Turkish-themed cocktails. Camden Town Brewery are on top of the beers and there’ll be a dedicated wine bar matching your Burgundy with your beef and your chicken with your Chenin.

Ticket price includes 5 kebabs, a Camden Town beer, Turkish Mojito (Turkitho’s before 6pm). Doors open at 3pm and there’ll be entertainment throughout. The venue is split in two with a large outdoor yard area as well as an extensive warehouse space.

Kebabs on the day will be served up by some of London’s favourite chefs including Carl Clarke (Chick’n Sours), Neil Rankin (Smokehouse), Mangal 1, Berber & Q and Lucky Chip.

For £25 you’ll get:

– Lucky Chip – Lamb shoulder, BBQ sauce, feta, olives, salad and garlic sauce

– Carl Clark – Herb fed Szechuan chicken skewers, spring onions, pickled chilli’s, sesame and pickled watermelon salad

– Neil Rankin – Smoked brisket and fattoush flat bread wrap with chilli and garlic sauce

– Mangal 1 – Lamb kofte wrap, salad, sumac, chilli

– Berber & Q – Chicken thigh shawarma, green chilli ketchup, tahini, bread and butter pickle

– Camden Town beer

– Ruby’s Havana Club Turkitho (before 6pm)

BBQs are lit at 3pm and the music switched on – with loads of entertainment it’ll be a great day-to-evening place to hang out. Doors close at 7pm and event finishes at 11pm.

wonder.land @ Palace Theatre (Manchester) / until 12th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT

Tickets: from around £20

Travel from London to Manchester: from around £30 return

www.wonder.land

Welcome to wonder.land, where you can be exactly who you want to be.

A brand new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic Alice in Wonderland, with music by Damon Albarn and book and lyrics by Moira Buffini.

Aly, 12, loves this extraordinary virtual world. Bullied at school and unhappy at home, wonder.land lets her escape from her parents, from teachers, from herself.

Online, Aly becomes Alice: brave, beautiful and in control. But some of the people she meets — the weird Dum and Dee, the creepy Cheshire Cat, the terrifying Red Queen — seem strangely familiar.

As hard as Aly tries to keep them apart, real life and wonder.land begin to collide in ever more curious and dangerous ways.

wonder.land is designed by Rae Smith, with projections by 59 Productions and lighting by Paule Constable, the design team behind War Horse.

The East London Vintage Furniture Flea @ York Hall / Sunday 5th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:30-16:30

@ York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ

Tickets: £3 on the door (free entry for children)

www.judysvintagefair.co.uk

Atomic-prints to ornaments, cushions, crockery and glass – our homes are as retro as our wardrobes nowadays!

Doing away with expensive replicas and focusing on quality and affordability, the Flea provides an antidote; a celebration of mid-century living from the 50s and beyond, the event includes 50 top vintage traders, all offering furniture and homewares without costing the earth!

With traders coming from all over the UK, expect to see the eclectic:chairs, tables and more by giants like Ercol and G-Plan, barware and kitchenalia, textiles and fabrics, sewing machines, cameras, record players and radios, cocktail glasses and figurines, posters and magazines, lampshades, mirrors and more – from toys to telephones, ceramics to lighting, no box is left unticked!

A celebration of the kitsch and collectable, prepare to be wowed! Offers and discounts, a sit-down tea-party and bargains galore- a Sunday peruse waiting for you in the heart of Bethnal Green.

Pop Up Screens Summer Programme @ various venues across London / until late September 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various times

@ Various venues

www.popupscreens.co.uk

Amazing programme for everyone with a love of classic films and the great outdoors.

Based at nine of London’s most idyllic settings, including the Greenwich Peninsula, Bishop Park in Fulham and Eltham’s Tudor Barn.

Food is also available from Black Gold (who supply Harrods) and cold beer and fizzy drinks to wash them down with.

Experience movies in fresh air and mystery of a park in the dark, you will never want to sit in a theatre again.

Whether you’re looking for a good scare, a quiet cry or animation that will take your breath away, there will be something in this season of great cinema that will suit you to the ground. Bring friends, bring partners, children, even your mum, dress up if you want, and share films under the sky.

See all the venues on Google Maps!

Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening @ Barbican / until 26th July 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various (art gallery 12–6pm)

@ Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Free entry

www.barbican.org.uk

For 30 days Doug Aitken’s project takes over the Barbican Centre with more than 100 free events over 30 days, with special ticketed events every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The ‘living exhibition’, brings together a fusion of leading international and UK-based artists from the world of contemporary art, music, dance, graphic design and film in a jam-packed programme.

No two days will be the same, with rehearsals, performances and conversations in the Art Gallery, vinyl records being pressed, immersive yurt installations in our outside spaces and a new interactive digital laser commission in the Curve.